Think of the fastest, most luxurious, most agile sports cars. This may conjure images of hugging the curves above Monte Carlo or racing across the Arizona desert. We’ve assembled a fleet of the best sports cars available right here in Australia that deliver the practicality you need and the performance you’ll love.
The best high-performance sports cars for 2020 and 2021
The flared arches and smooth lines are character traits the Porsche has carried through time. From the initial 1963 classic to today’s models, it’s a rear-engine beast that turns heads even when it’s standing still.
The GT and GR (“Gazoo Racing”) Supra models boast an exhilarating 3.8-L six-cylinder turbo. Powered by Toyota’s reputation for quality and reliability, the Supra includes advanced driver-assist technologies too.
The Audi R8 Quattro (AWD) would be the choice of many, even though the RWD hits 100 km/h 0.5 seconds faster at 3.2 seconds. Either way, you’ll love that V10’s distinctive growl they both share.
As a convertible or fastback, with 5.0-L power or the turbo four-cylinder, the Mustang is a true muscle car. It weighs over 1.7 tonnes, yet the V8 sprints to 100 km/h in a galloping 4.6 seconds.
The best luxury sports cars in 2020 and 2021
It’s a sports car on a grand scale that delivers unparalleled luxury with exceptional performance. It weighs in at over two tonnes yet it’s agile, responsive and always whisper-quiet with state of the art technologies including Bentley’s Rotating Display dashboard.
The Luxury, F-Sport and Sports Luxury versions of the CT combine great performance with all-round luxury. An in-built sound enhancer even pipes in muted snarling from the V8, since the cabin is so well insulated that you wouldn’t hear it otherwise.
Great, affordable sports cars in 2020 and 2021
Lots of fun to drive, the Roadster is low slung and looks like a Lotus. It also performs with panache and goes like a pocket rocket. There aren’t many on Australian roads but they always turn heads and they’re incredibly economical to run.
Cabriolet or convertible, the MX-5 is one of Australia’s great open roaders. Later models include Mazda’s MZD infotainment system and great build quality to stay with you for the long haul.
Subaru’s only two-wheel drive in Australia (it’s RWD) is almost a twin to the Toyota 86. The BRZ’s 2.0-L boxer-four engine isn’t the quickest option, getting to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, but it delivers agility, balance and driving fun.
With the roof up, it’s ultra-quiet. Once that’s folded away the Cascada is an open four-seater that’s great fun to drive. The 1.6-L turbo is economical yet sharp and it’s well equipped with infotainment and safety features.
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